Neuroscience at UMass is still growing. Dr. Ilia Karatsoreos has accepted a faculty position in the department Psychological and Brain Sciences. This is the 9th neuroscience faculty member hired in the last 2 years. Of special note is that 7 of the 9 are women.
Dr. Karatsoreos is coming from the Washington State University, where he is an associate professor. He received his PhD in Psychology in 2008 from Columbia University. From 2008-2012, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University from 2010-2012. In 2012, he joined the faculty at Washington State University (WSU) as an Assistant Professor and promoted to Associate Professor in 2017.
Dr. Karatsoreos is a behavioral neuroendocrinologist, researching how environment shapes physiological and neurobehavioral function. He studies the neural systems involved in circadian (daily timing) and stress regulation to understand this interaction between organisms and their environment under conditions of resilience and vulnerability. His work addresses basic questions at the molecular, cellular, and systems level. He has published 45 peer-reviewed publications in prestigious journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Neuroscience, J Neuroscience, Molecular Psychiatry, and Endocrinology.